It may be “just” a foam football, but its unique construction improved performance during play and warranted three utility patents to be issued in Tom Grimm’s name.
- 5,807,198 The product’s basic structure that includes a relatively dense foam inner core to provide “heft” for throwing, and a soft “slow return” foam exterior to make it easy to catch.
- 5,833,897 The manufacturing method for the above.
- 5,881,885 Temporary features to suspend the ball in its packaging to prevent distortion of its exterior while in its package.
Products are ALWAYS designed with manufacturing in mind